Admissions consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 25, 2016
The day was spent on a dialer trying to enroll students showing an interest in college level courses. I learned proper phone skills and adapted proper sales skills. Co workers were easy to work with. Hardest part of the job was convincing students to enroll in a college that they never heard of. The coworkers and helping students that were committed to improving there education.
Excellent work culture, compensation and comrodary
ENROLLMENT ADVISOR (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – February 27, 2016
As an employee at Independence University, we enjoyed an excellent atmosphere of management and fellow workers. It was highly rewarding assisting those desiring educations in enrolling in a medical university with an excellent record. We had to maintain good report with financial counselors, as well as our students. It was great seeing people progress.
Motivational morning meetings and the ability to give presentations to assist other counselors.
Sometimes long hours assisting students, but every minute was worth it.
Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 8, 2016
IU has the potential to be a fantastic place to work however they do not value their employees. The average tenure is 4 months before you are terminated. Job security is non existent and expectations change at the whim of the Sr. DOA. Your life expectancy decrease even more so if you are unlucky enough to be brought on by certain DOA's as well. It's not about the employees or the students. If you need something short term that pays well this is an option otherwise stay far far far away.
Pay, can work from home, shift options
no job security, no advancement, misleading job description
Online Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 4, 2016
Class sizes of 30+, too much work, requirements to call every student once every 4 weeks, horribly outdated and cumbersome multi-layered student contact reporting system, management that was more concerned about being nice to students than about academic integrity. Too focused on professional development but won't allow faculty to use that they are learning. They also have incompetent HR leadership, handing over a complain to the very person who was mentioned in the complaint to handle. Overall a very oppressive situation.
Admissions Counselor - Remote Team (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – October 30, 2015
Independence University as a culture is a great atmosphere and the employees are treated very well in terms of salary without commission or bonus. The downfall is that many employees live in constant fear due to such high metrics for a online University.
Admissions (Former Employee) – Murray, UT – January 25, 2016
Please read the reviews for Stevens Henager College. Independence University is just SHC under a different name. Same management, same online division. Same low quality education. Same bad management who acts like they never left high school.
Admissions Consultant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 10, 2015
I would rate it as 3 stars or less. You have the option to work remote if needed. You can make your own schedule. I learned how to multi task, and how to deal with different personalities. The hardest part is keeping the students engaged. The environment and the co workers are great
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 18, 2016
I was fired after a year and they don't pay out your Vacation time or sick time that you have occurred. What cheap skates...the average tuition that charge is $ 74,000 per student and couldn't pay out my 1,000.00
Assistant to the Director Alliances (Former Employee) – Murray – June 29, 2015
IU management were generally friendly but there was rarely clear direction or motivation. I learned many things there, but I felt limited and I ultimately concluded that I had to leave to accomplish my career goals.
poor planning, communication, direction, and the business processes were archaic
Admission Counselor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 29, 2015
Independence University is a excellent place to work, they have a diverse group of Admission Counselor both in-house and remote that have embrace the various demographic of students that we support and educate to earn their college degree.
Financial Planner (Former Employee) – Murray, UT – June 30, 2014
They demand a large amount of your time and aren't a family friendly company. They play favorites so if you want to succeed there, I hope you enjoy brown nosing. Management will take your ideas and present them as their own and take credit. People are advanced based on how well they brown nose, not how qualified they are. There is ZERO job security there and you are monitored on everything. Your emails, chats and web history will not only be monitored but shared amongst other employee's. Their system is so messed up that some people get a ton of work while others get zero which slowly pushes them out the door. This company is not worth the stress they cause.
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix – May 26, 2015
A typical day at work includes 200-300 phone calls, about 3 interviews a day, and maybe one signed enrollment agreement if you're lucky. Management is terrible. Everyone is out for themselves with zero true training. You work on a team, but there's zero team morale or support. I would not recommend this job to anyone. Turnover rate is ridiculous. Save every check if you take this position. You'll need it once you're unemployed.
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 27, 2015
Two years into Independence University, there was a merger with a sister school, Stevens Henager College. That was my first time experiencing a merge. There were very many changes to work processes and procedures, but I realized that I liked the change. It felt smoother and more efficient.
Associate Dean- Health Information Management (Current Employee) – Online – November 18, 2014
Excellent place to work committed to excellence and care greatly about providing an excellent experience to students. Also, they put tremendous energy into finding placement for the students one they graduate, ensuring their on-going success. They are very focused on ensuring that the instructors are suitable to provide an excellent education to students and provide on-going training to the staff.
very professional place to work, very impressed withtheir committment to excellence.